Did you know that social media is the #1 activity on the web? Did you know that 25% of all Facebook users do not bother with privacy settings? Did you know that over 80% of all kids ages 12 – 17 have a social media profile? Did you know that 20 billion photos have been shared on Instagram?
These numbers are a little shocking…right?
If you want to learn more about the effect social media is having on your children, come join us for the PTA General Board Meeting on April 22nd in the Media Center at 6:00.
At the beginning of this meeting, we will hold our annual Board Meeting where we will elect our officers for the upcoming school year. Immediately following this meeting, all parents and students are invited to attend a presentation called I posted on social media and you’ll never guess what happened next! This presentation will be led byLuke Miles (@lhmiles2) and Patrick McNeil(@unregistered436). Mr. Miles is our Instructional Technology Facilitator and current Wake County Teacher of the Year. Mr. McNeil is a DRMS parent, a network and applications security expert, and Certified Information Systems Security Professional.
Luke and Patrick will explore the impact of social media on our students. Luke will discuss the role social media plays in schools, the consequences of violating WCPSS acceptable use policy, and the top social media tools being used by our students today. Patrick will cover how information can be found about you online and some practical guidelines for safe and secure use of social media. Each session will last for about 30 minutes, and we will close with a Question and Answer session in the Media Center.
This is a family and community event and we want to encourage parents and students of all ages to attend this presentation. Social media has a wide reaching effect on our lives, and it’s important to stay educated on the positives and negatives of social media especially when it impacts our students. We hope to see on Tuesday night, April 22nd at 6:00 in the Media Center.